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#350396 07/05/2021 12:18 AM
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Posted for Paul................

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Thanks Vern

I saw this and stopped to take a few pics!

Thanks to all vets and the Vietnam Vets!

I never saw a Huey up close!


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Vern #350402 07/05/2021 04:08 AM
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Yes a big thank you to all the Nam vets.. They had it tough when they came home....

To bad the copter was stripped. Thats Air Cav' yes?....Weren't they usually set up with rockets and 'Gatling' guns'?? wink grin

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Yes they were. Also had the GE MINI gun.
This one looks to not be a regular gun ship or troop hauler because of the small single side doors.
Maybe some sort of a high rank transporter??
Surely someone on here knows for sure.
Ed

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They removed the weapons pods wink

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I just love those mini guns.
I shot one once at OFAST, Oklahoma Full Auto Shoot.
Best $50 bucks I ever spent.
Ed

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I still like calling them Gatling guns grin,,,,but the Mini Gun was [still is?] a devastating weapon!!

twin MGs,, Mini guns,,Rockets,,plus soldiers firing out the doors etc.... How we didn't wrap up VN in a few months I can never figure it out!!

I'm sure there have been plenty of upgrades/evolution,, but,, gotta be one of these could still bring the fight in the Middle East... What is the newest of new gunship we have now??

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I think it is still the Apache, but upgraded I'm sure.
Ed

Vern #351520 08/26/2021 10:09 PM
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I liked the C-130 gunship

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Vern #351522 08/26/2021 10:36 PM
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Puff, and your gone.
Ed

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The current model is the AC-130J and their are different versions of armament under test

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They are even experimenting with powerful lasers

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Vern #351529 08/27/2021 02:33 AM
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Here is the current plane with the original AC-47 from 1965

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The original AC-47 had three 7.62mm Gatling guns

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Vern #351532 08/27/2021 02:57 AM
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The official nicknames for the AC-47 was "Spooky" But most called it "Puff the Magic Dragon" .. as Ed suggests above.

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Great photos Dave, thanks.
They are devastating aircraft.
The YouTube videos of them is very interesting to see.
The ship moves quite a bit when the 30's go off.
Thanks for showing
Ed

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Sorry
I think the guns are 60MM
Worth watching.

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Ed,

If you are referring to the original AC-47, they were 7.62mm. 60mm is 2.36 inches. The reference I used:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_AC-47_Spooky

Dave

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Dave
Yes Spooky was 7.62
I was talking about the AC130's large cannon.
They too have smaller gatling guns, but the BIG gun is a 60MM bofors gatling.
That video of it in action is on youtube.
The 130 gets swayed sideways quite a bit when the 60 goes off.
Ed


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